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Andy Warhol's Index Book, 1967 1st Edition

Andy Warhol's Index Book, 1967 1st Edition

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Andy Warhol's Index Book
First Printing, First Edition, 1967
Published by Random House, New York
Contributors: Nat Finkelstein, Billy Klüver, Billy Name, Nico, Lou Reed, Stephen Shore, Andy Warhol
8 3/4 × 11 1/4 inches (22.2 × 28.6 cm)

Originally advertised as “a mod, gadget-packed item guaranteed to surprise and delight,” this “children’s book for hipsters” combines interviews and photographs with pop-up images and other interactive elements in a playful celebration of Andy Warhol’s Factory and its denizens. The artist’s first mass-produced book, Andy Warhol’s Index is an innovative and influential work of art and publishing in its own right.

The book contains ten pop-up or pull-out components: a pop-up castle; a harmonic accordion (or “Bronx cheer maker”); a pop-up biplane; a “spring-loaded” Chelsea Girls paper disc; an illustrated dodecahedron; a 45 RPM flexi disc recording of Nico and others talking over fragments of Lou Reed’s songs “I’m Waiting for the Man” and “Femme Fatale”; a foldout photographic print; a pop-up Hunt’s tomato paste can; a sheet of perforated moisture-sensitive paper tabs; and a silver rubber balloon. The use of silver throughout the book was intended to reflect the Factory’s decor, while the “3D action cover,” created by Warhol in collaboration with artist and inventor Billy Klüver, has a holographic effect.
In excellent condition with wear to pop-up elements, some items stick together as often seen. Tight binding.


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